Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 21511 75083
321511, 575083


Style of Walter Newall of Dumfries. Built 1830/40

incorporating existing house, moderately large neo-Tudor

country house, now a school. Main elevations with advanced

wide and narrow gables with hood-moulded mullioned/mullioned

and transomed windows, shaped skews run horizontally over

skewputts and with spike finials. Red ashlar.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5 bays, and symmetrically composed

with changing planes; castellated gothic central bay not

contemporary (?circa 1820), wide gabled outer bays,

intermediate bays (one with porch) with dormerheads. Deeply

recessed and slightly lower service wing right (not seen on

approach) with unusual gable finial with onion.

Long W elevation with canted window in advanced central

gable, 2-storey narrow square tower left rises above main

eaves level and has steep pyramidal fish-scale slated roof.

Axial stacks with diamond flues; all roofed with graded

slates. Some late 19th century additions to N, to service


Courtyard buildings (one with 1798 lintel) now mostly

derelict: stables listed separately.

INTERIOR: elaborate late 19th century work including ceiling

and cornice plasterwork and timber panelling. Spacious main

stair hall (?contemporary with castellated S-facing bay) with

(?later) lantern, scale-and-platt stone staircase with

decorative cast-iron balusters, 3-light coloured glass window

(at roof level) with Tudor-arched hood-mould.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly a seat of the Irving family. Opened as a school in

1951. Compares stylistically with Gribton house, near Dumfries.




About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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